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Does unopened Cinzano various varieties go bad?

Posted by Hany, Jan 3, 2013.

I recently opened a box left in storage by my deceased father.  It has various varieties of unopened bottles of Cinzano which have been there for about 30 years?  Are these good to use?

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Reply by EMark, Jan 3, 2013.

Hany, I sure hope somebody jumps in here and gives a little discourse on Vermouth.  I know very little.  My short and dirty answer, which my sound sarcastic but is, in fact, sincere, is to open up a bottle and try it.  In the final analysis what it tastes like to you is what really matters.  Even if you did not care for the taste in a glass, you could still use it in cooking.

My only experience with Vermouth, other than the three or four martinis that I have had in my entire life, was at a great little Italian restaurant in Playa Del Rey, California.  The owner would always serve sweet vermouth--and there is a better than even chance that it was Cinzano--as a digestivo after any meal.


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